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I Saw the TV Glow (2024)

Opens on May 17

Director: Jane Schoenbrun Run Time: 100 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2024

Starring: Brigette Lundy-Paine, Helena Howard, Ian Foreman, Justice Smith, Lindsey Jordan

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2024 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection, 2024 Berlin Film Festival

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

“A layered and authentic portrait of identity and dysphoria, wrapped in ’90s nostalgia and surreal imagery that embeds itself deep into your psyche.”

—Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

About the filmmaker:

Writer-director Jane Schoenbrun is a non-binary filmmaker and writer dedicated to making and supporting personal, queer cinema. A champion for emerging storytellers, they served as Senior Film Lead at Kickstarter and Associate Director of Programming for IFP, and have produced numerous projects, including the 2016 SXSW selection collective:unconscious, the variety show The Eyeslicer featuring experimental content from over 100 indie filmmakers, Aaron Schimberg’s 2018 award-winning feature Chained for Life, and Beth Einhorn and Bridey Elliott’s 2020 Sundance selection The Starr Sisters.

No stranger to creepypasta — online horror storytelling — that can blur the line between fiction and reality, Schoenbrun previously directed A Self-Induced Hallucination, a 2018 archival documentary on the Slender Man mythos and the relationship of art and fiction. After premiering at Sundance, their debut feature We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (2021) screened at the Film Center during Nightmares Film Fest 2021 before returning for a theatrical run the following year. Their follow-up feature, I Saw the TV Glow (2024), premiered in Midnight section at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival to glowing reviews.

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